Hosting your own private Cloud-Storage Server isn’t that hard. This Tutorial is about installing an ownCloud Server on OS X 10.11 EL Capitan as Dropbox- / Onedrive- / Googledrive- Alternative.

ownCloud OS XServer

ownCloud made a massive development from the Beginning to the current Version. It has Sync-Clients for all major Operating Systems and Apps for Mobile Clients. iOS Users get the Integration / Access to Files into the System like Accessing / Up- and Downloading Pictures and Videos and to files with Apps like Office 365 etc.

While OS X already has all the Components needed, this Article is about installing a seperate Instance of the required Components (Apache, MySQL, PHP).

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From time to time i need to do Test-Installations on my Macs – Most times i forgot how or which tools i used to create an Installation USB-Stick quickly 🙂 – So here is one way i’ll go in Future.

First of all – If you like to have the latest OS X Version on your Stick – Download it from the App Store. If you’ve got already an old Version – you need to move or delete it from the Application Folder while the Tool we use later will use the Install-Image from the Application Folder… 

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Good News – The Force is with us again 😉 … or let’s better say with “Star Wars The Old Republic” (aka SWTOR) and Mac OS X 10.9.x Mavericks. It’s been a while since i wrote about “how to get SWTOR running on a Mac” with Wine, MacPorts etc. here. Now in 2014 the Game is “Free to Play” and most people prefer to use “Homebrew” instead “MacPorts” to install Software like Wine – So it’s time for an Update how to get SWTOR playable on your Mac …

SWTOR on Mac OS X 10.9

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Nearly every 2-3 month i was looking if there’s a new solution around to make the dock transparent on OS X 10.9.x Mavericks again.

Transparent OS X Dock

In previous Versions of OS X it was easy to make the Dock transparent and a lot of free tools were around, but it seemed to be harder to find a working and stable solution for OS X Mavericks. So after some time “Spyresoft” released a small tool called “DockMod” now, which enables transparency on OS X Mavericks again…

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Working with screens at night could be exhausting for the eyes, that’s why i prefer dark wallpapers and discreet light. Anyway, the OS X Menu Bar is not very impressed about a dark wallpaper . Good to know that “Nocturne” is still working and able to invert the menu bar.

“Nocturne” will just invert the menu bar – not the menu itself. The setup is pretty easy…

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